“As broadband demand grows, and as we continue to execute, I believe the company’s best market opportunities still lie ahead.”

Excite@Home CEO George Bell, expressing an optimism he’d like another CEO to assume as a burden going forward, TheStreet.com, 19 September 2000

“In some ways, [Bell] would like to be CEO forever. But he loves his family and he can’t be in two places at the same time.”

Excite@Home board member Will Hearst, on the reasons why Bell decided he would, after all, step down as CEO to spend more time a continent away from Excite@Home’s headquarters, TheStreet.com, 19 September 2000